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we are in getting a huge snowstorm. This is only the second one for the winter, not to terrible February. But it got me to thinking… maybe we shouldn’t be so unhappy about the extra snow. After all, spring is just around the corner and [ ... ]

Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel Bars

• Nonstick Cooking Spray • 32 soft caramel candies, unwrapped • 1/4 cup heavy cream or evaporated milk • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) butter, melted • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. [ ... ]

Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookie

Makes One Large Cookie 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter or margerine softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips. combine flour baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter sugars and vanilla in [ ... ]

Potato Soup with Warm Clam Salad

from one of my favorite chef’s Michael Chiarello I changed the clams to scallops, shrimps would be fabulous too. Ingredients Serves: Serves 4 For the soup 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup diced onion (1/4-inch dice) 1/2 cup diced leek (1/4-inch dice) 1/4 cup diced celery (1/4-inch dice) 1 teaspoon minced garlic salt and [ ... ]
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Minestrone Soup

Mike loves Minestrone I have several good recipes in my collection but Mike thinks this is one of the best. Ingredients 1 can cannellini beans rinsed and drained about 1 1/2 cups 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 medium celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut [ ... ]
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Mushroom Bolognese

If you don’t want to use the porcini mushrooms, you can leave them out. They just add another nice layer of flavor. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large carrot, peeled and diced 2 medium sized celery ribs, diced 1/2 medium onion, diced sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 [ ... ]

Red Chili and Cheddar Crackers

These little babies are OMG good. The spicy kick in these little bites is perfectly balanced with a deep rich Cheddar flavor. The key is to use the very best aged Cheddar possible Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon crushed red [ ... ]
Category: Appetizers  5 Comments